One-Stop Domestic-Violence Refuge Set To Open

by Allan Appel | Oct 26, 2018 11:54 am

Allan Appel PhotoWhen a woman leaves a domestic violence situation, on average she will have from ten to 30 appointments that need to be kept in the follow-up to a decision. Legal appointments. Child care appointments. Therapy for herself and the child ...

Almost all are in different locations. Almost all can involve time-consuming public transportation. At each new interview, the victim has to re-tell her painful story.

Result: Often she gives up, exhausted, and succumbs to returning to an unsafe situation. That’s why on average, a woman temporarily leaves an abusive partner seven times before she leaves for good.

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Care Call Goes out

by Staff | Oct 3, 2018 12:50 pm | Comments (1)

United Way’s Peter Schaller submitted this article.

Maybe it’s the changing colors of the leaves, the rush of college students back into our downtown streets, or perhaps, for you, it’s a more personal commitment to reconnect with what matters most this season: there’s just something magical about fall in New Haven.

This fall, United Way is energized and excited because we are doing something new to kick off our annual campaign. We’re hosting our first ever city-wide New Haven Day of Caring! On October 13th volunteers will unite to do good deeds across our city, and we want you and your family to join us. If you’re a parent, imagine watching your children learn the lessons of giving back while having fun with friends in the park. Looking for the perfect start to a fall Saturday with friends or coworkers? Grab that pumpkin spice latte and pick one of the sites below to volunteer before enjoying the rest of the day.

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